France

Musée d'Orsay reopens after six days of strike

Reuters/Charles Platiau
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The strike at Paris’s Musée d’Orsay has finished with France’s Culture Ministry agreeing to take on 13 extra staff. The six-day work stoppage cost 50,000 euros a day in lost ticket sales, according to management.

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The museum, which has a world-famous collection of impressionist and other 19th-century art, opened its doors at 11.45 am local time. 

Striking gallery attendants wanted 20 new workers be taken on to replace the 34 they say have left under a government slimdown scheme.

They also said that the museum’s facelift, which saw it gain 2,000 square metres of floorspace, meant more work for them.

The ministry has agreed to take on five extra attendants next week and another eight on 1 January.

Negotiations on working conditions will continue.

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